Did you know that there’s a #ClassPayGap? As someone who has directly experienced social mobility (where I’ve gained financial, social and cultural capital that was inaccessible to my mum and dad) it’s important for me to highlight that we really don’t live in a meritocracy. What I was able to achieve was unusual and it’s been found that people who come from low-income / disadvantaged backgrounds like me not only find it much harder to break into the professions, they’re also less well-paid when they get there.

It was a real privilege to record this for the Department for Opportunities as part of their Class Polish campaign which brings attention to these facts and challenges organisations to do something about it! Check out www.classpolish.com to find out more (and watch a video featuring the brilliantly funny Fern Brady).

View more of my thoughts on social mobility here. If you’d like to book me to speak drop me a line at bookings@tonikent.co.uk